Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year - New Purpose

For those of you who are long time readers of Masonic Renaissance, you'll recall the previously tackled topics of this blog; technology, leadership, and educational resources, all from the perspective of a Masonic Lodge.

With the advent of the new year, I hope to reinvigorate this blog. The topics of the blog will remain the same and most of the format will stay the same. However, the purpose of the blog will be slightly altered.

Previously, I wrote this blog with the intent that the audience was the whole of the Masonic Fraternity and specifically, the like-minded brothers who wanted to breath new life into their dusty halls. This was a great exercise, where I was able to experiment with some new ideas and get great feedback from brothers around the globe.

In April, I will be installed as a District Deputy of the 4th Masonic District in Connecticut. Our incoming Grand Master is a prolific Masonic Leader and wants to use his District Deputies to assist lodges in generating new programs, fostering Masonic Education and using technology to their advantage. In an effort to assist my local lodges in my jurisdiction, I plan to focus the audience of this blog specifically to them and align my topics with the initiatives our Grand Master is promoting.

Overall, this won't change the blog very much, but it will mean more frequent posting. The blog will still cover the same topics and will aim to help Masonic Lodges to grow and prosper. The specific ideas that I will be promoting for the lodges I work directly with can just as easily be used by lodges around the globe.

I also hope to use the blog to promote the happenings around the district and to chronicle my travels. For the past two years, I've accompanied my predecessor, Right Worshipful Ted Doolittle, on this travels throughout the district as Associate Grand Marshal and I've seen some really wonderful programs. These programs should be shared, so that other lodges can adopt them and adapt them.

I truly look forward to beginning this next leg of my Masonic journey and I sincerely hope that the readers of this blog will enjoy virtually traveling with me.

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Tom Accuosti said...

Hey, congratulations! I'm sure you'll do a great job.

jay said...

Hey bro way to go I would like to learn more about this.

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Simon LaPlace said...

I'll certainly be following you!

Tom Accuosti said...

Hey, does this mean you'll be the v e r y Right Worshipful?

Charles Tirrell said...

@jay - Keep following the blog and you'll get to learn more. Also, if you haven't checked them out yet, review the older posts on the blog.

@simon - Thanks :). I'm trying to build up some material before April, so I can reference some program ideas with my lodges. Let me know if there are any topics you'd like me to tackle or if you'd like to borrow anything for the paper.

@Tom - hehe, the guys from my lodge have beat you to the punch on christening me VRW. Jez, that title will never die. Did I ever tell you that the guys from my lodge bought me a Volkswagen keychain? I drive a Honda.